Up in the Air

Sat, March 10–Sun, April 29, 2018
Curated by Lesley Lundgren
Mansion at Strathmore

Before flying kites was a traditional pastime, kites were used for ceremonies, military campaigns, and scientific experiments. Featuring innovative kite makers and flyers, this exhibition explores the artistry of kites in their abundant color and sculptural design. See how modern day kite makers use state-of-the-art materials, complex construction, and intricate designs to elevate kites into fine aerial art.

Kite Fly Day

Sun, April 22, 1pm
Grab your kites and head to Strathmore for a day of fun and spectacle! Strathmore’s Kite Fly Day is an opportunity to see these amazing artworks gliding on the breeze before Air Play in the Concert Hall. RSVP for Kite Day to receive a special gift at the event.

The exhibition is made possible through partnerships with the Maryland Kite Society and Wings Over Washington, and Strathmore is a proud participant in the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Related Events
Opening Reception, Sun, March 18, 2pm
Kite Making Class for Kids, Sun, March 25, 1pm
Kite Making Techniques for Teens & Adults, Sun, March 25, 3pm
Children’s Talk & Tour, Sat, April 7, 10:15am
Curator’s Tour, Sat, April 7, 1pm
Kite Fly Day, Sun, April 22, 1pm

Up in the Air

About the Curator

Lesley Lundgren is Strathmore’s Exhibition Manager. She earned an MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from American University. This is her first curated exhibition for Strathmore.

Support for Visual Arts programming at Strathmore is provided by Fox Hill

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